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be·long

belong

 
 
pronunciation:
b lawng
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part of speech: verb
inflections: belongs, belonging, belonged
definition 1: to have a proper or appropriate location.
This painting belongs in a museum.Your jacket belongs in the closet, not on the floor.
 
definition 2: to be owned by.
I found these gloves. Do they belong to you?
definition 3: to be accepted as part of a group; fit in.
I feel as if I belong.
definition 4: to be a member of.
We belong to the same Girl Scout troop.
Word Builder: belong +
  • belongings:
    things that belong to a person.
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The word belong contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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